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Geʿez Language Course – Level II


This course covers basic grammar in Geʿez language such as verb conjugation [ዐቢይ ርባታ ከነጓዙ ከነ አበጋዙ] and various ranges of adjectives. In addition, it explores different reading techniques employed in the tradition of Geʿez language learning. Moreover, the course teaches how to construct sentences in Geʿez language and how to translate sentences from Amharic to Geʿez and from Geʿez to Amharic. 


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • conjugate verbs at different levels. 
  • identify different forms of adjectives and use adjectives in given contexts. 
  • construct meaningful sentences. 
  • translate sentences from Amharic to Geʿez and from Geʿez to Amharic language



Students are expected to participate in all course activities, both by being present and playing an active role in scheduled course sessions, and by completing assignments to be done outside of scheduled lessons. If participants miss lessons, they may be required to do extra assignments in order to fulfil the participation requirements of the course. 80% attendance and participation (including completion of assignments) are required for the course to be considered to have been completed.

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: 50%

Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: Ge’ez, Tigrigna, Amharic

Level: Seminary

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all students need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: 

Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.